Foodie Friday: Peanut, Peanut Butter….and jelly!




I am thankful for peanut butter. Incredibly versatile. Supremely tasty. And plays well with bacon.


You knew that was coming, right?


Many folks believe George Washington Carver invented peanut butter. Nope, while he did invent an amazing list of peanut based goodies (sweet potato, too!), the Aztecs were mashing peanuts into a paste in the 15th century and Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal obtained the first patent for peanut butter in 1884; Carver was only 20 at the time.


“The King” (ah, Elvis) is said to have enjoyed peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches. And Hemminway liked his PB, not with J, but a thick slice of onion. Any guesses as to which one I’d try first?


Whether you choose Jif® or Skippy® or grind your own, you know you have to spread it on thick.


Here are some of the PB combos I’ve tried: honey, jelly/jam, butter, hazelnut spread, chocolate, bacon, banana, marshmallow, mayo, brown sugar, oatmeal, cream of wheat (back when I ate wheat), celery, carrots (not as good as celery), apples.


What are your favorite combos?

Peanut butter sandwich topped with bacon
Peanut butter sandwich topped with bacon (Photo credit: Wikipedi



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